Ebola Virus Disease

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources.”

ACHA Resources

Being Prepared 
Blog post from Craig Roberts, PA-C, MS, former chair of the ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition discussing how college health centers can be prepared for infectious disease outbreaks.

Ebola Campus Preparedness Considerations: A Live Briefing (A joint collaboration between ACHA and NASPA)
Presented on October 28, 2014
Presenters: Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Craig Roberts, MS, PA-C (University of Wisconsin-Madison); and Joanne Vogel, PhD, (Southern Methodist University)

While the risk of Ebola is very low within the general U.S. population and on college campuses, institutions of higher education are developing plans to ensure they are well prepared for a potential case. This careful preparation can mitigate the risk a case may present to the campus community. Timely and accurate communications can reduce community concerns. This presentation provides an overview of Ebola preparedness for senior student affairs and campus health leaders. Considerations discussed include communications, international travel, screening of travelers, and incident management structures.

Presentation slides in Adobe Acrobat format [pdf]
Recorded Webinar [mp4]


Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition
This coalition provides multidisciplinary, multiregional education, advocacy, and research on emerging public health threats and emergency response.

Emergency Planning Guidelines for Campus Health Services: An All-Hazards Approach [pdf]
The purpose of these guidelines is to prompt college health professionals to action in either leading or assisting in the development of pandemic preparedness plans on their campus.

Emergency Preparedness Planning Considerations for College Health Centers Regarding Ebola Virus Disease [pdf] 

Infectious Disease Outbreaks on the College Campus: Being Prepared
Clip from ACHA's YouTube Channel by Craig Roberts, PA-C, MS, former chair of the ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition with a summary on how college health centers can prepare for infectious disease outbreaks, whether the disease is exotic like Ebola or something more common like norovirus.

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

ACCME Ebola Education Package

American Medical Association Ebola Resource Center

CDC Advice for Colleges, Universities, and Students about Ebola in West Africa

CDC Ambulatory Care Evaluation of Patients with Possible Ebola Virus Disease [pdf]

CDC Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure [pdf]

CDC Travel Notices

CDC Topic Page on Ebola Virus Disease

University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy